The Heartfulness Way

The Heartfulness Way

Heart-based Meditations For Spiritual Transformation

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"Heartfulness is an ideal, a spiritual way of living by and from the heart that is inclusive of all ideologies, beliefs, and religions. In this heart-centered book, a student in conversation with his teacher, Kamlesh D. Patel--affectionately known as Daaji, the fourth and current spiritual guide of the century-old Heartfulness tradition--present a unique method of meditation with the power to facilitate an immediate, tangible spiritual experience, irrespective of a person's faith. Our modern, fast-paced world can be an overwhelming place. Every day, we're bombarded with messages telling us that in order to be happy, fulfilled, and worthy, we must be better, do more, and accumulate as much material wealth as possible. Most of us move through our busy lives with our minds full of these ideas, multitasking as we strive to navigate the responsibilities and expectations we must meet just to make it through the day. But what if there is another way? What if, rather than letting the busyness of life overtake our minds, we learn to be heartful instead? Based on Daaji's own combination of approaches and practices for the modern seeker--which draws from the teachings of Sahaj Marg, meaning "Natural Path"--Heartfulness is a contemporized version of the ancient Indian practice of Raja Yoga, a tradition that enables the practitioner to realize the higher Self within. While many books describe refined states of being, The Heartfulness Way goes further, providing a pragmatic course to experience those states for oneself, which, per the book's guiding principle, is "greater than knowledge." Heartfulness meditation consists of four elements--relaxation, meditation, cleaning, and prayer--and illuminates the ancient, defining feature of yogic transmission (or pranahuti), the utilization of divine energy for spiritual growth and transformation. Using the method, detailed practices, tips, and practical philosophy offered in this book, you'll reach new levels of attainment and learn to live a life more deeply connected to the values of the Heartfulness way--with acceptance, humility, compassion, empathy, and love." -- Publisher's website.
Publisher: Oakland :, Reveal Press,, 2018
©2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781684031344
1684031346
Branch Call Number: 181.45 Patel
Characteristics: xvii, 187 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm

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Profound conversation between an American classical musician and his meditation teacher. Easy to understand methods to bring the heart's wisdom into daily life.


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Jun 16, 2018

This book is an easy read and holds a treasure of information on meditation and the spiritual path. Written as a casual conversation between teacher and student, Joshua Pollock asks the questions that I would have liked to ask and gets responses that are illuminating. I am re-reading to find even more gems that were missed on a first reading.

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padmaja_b
Apr 14, 2018

Eagerly awating

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